Christ­mas spirit at pri­maries

Schools host fairs with host of fes­tive favourites

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Marc McLean

This year’s Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions got off to a fes­tive flier with a host of fayres across the area.

Calder­wood and Burn­side Pri­mary schools got in on the ac­tion last Satur­day, when both wel­comed big crowds through the doors, with lots of games, stalls and tasty food on of­fer.

Kids were also treated to a meet­ing with Santa in his grotto, as well as Burn­sie the friendly snow­man as Burn­side was turned into a win­ter won­der­land.

Calder­wood Pri­mary Par­ent Coun­cil re­vealed that this year’s event was the big­gest and best yet – rais­ing an in­cred­i­ble profit of £7088.

A spokes­woman for the par­ent coun­cil said: “We’ve been blown away by the sup­port and gen­eros­ity of the Calder­wood com­mu­nity – it’s the most we’ve ever made.

“All of this money will go di­rectly to equip­ment and projects to im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence for all Calder­wood­ies.

“We are so grate­ful to all those who do­nated, baked, vol­un­teered and spent.

“We par­tic­u­larly thank­ful for the team who worked so hard to make this fayre hap­pen, for the fan­tas­tic parental sup­port and the con­tri­bu­tion from the com­mu­nity and lo­cal busi­nesses.

“Spe­cial thanks also goes to the bril­liant staff at Calder­wood. Santa def­i­nitely sprin­kled some spe­cial magic dust on our fayre.”

Burn­side Pri­mary’s head teacher He­len McGar­vey re­ported a huge turnout and a great at­mos­phere at the Christ­mas fayre, where vis­i­tors browsed crafts, toys, bak­ing and plant stalls.

As well as ‘beat the goalie’ and in­flat­a­bles, pupils en­joyed a visit from Santa and a mu­si­cal ren­di­tion from mem­bers of the school choir.

Both the tombola and the raf­fle proved pop­u­lar, with ticket hold­ers hop­ing to win one of the school’s 14 themed bumper ham­pers, which in­cluded ‘movie night,’ ‘bak­ing’ and ‘af­ter­noon tea.’

Ms McGar­vey ex­tended a huge thank you to the or­gan­i­saing com­mit­tee, whose hard work made the event a great suc­cess.


Cheers Bot­tle raf­fle vol­un­teers Kelly El­liott, Eileen Col­lett and Julie Han­ratty


Chocs away Fer­gus MacKinnon, Fin­ley Red­mond Burns, Sa­muel Kelly. Back Row: Linda Phillips and Moira Red­mond Burns at the Burn­side cho­co­late tombola


Right said Ted Pheobe For­rest, Ben Steven­son, Jenny Hil­ton, Gil­lian Steven­son, Tara Smith and Deb­bie Tag­gart


Frosty the Snow­man Zoe Green, Molly Han­ratty, Olivia Colville and Ca­tri­ona Fin­layson, with Burn­side snow­man (alias Richard Tawse)


Teatime treats Burn­side Pri­mary can­teen staff serve up cook­ies and cakes at the tea stall

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